Local April 23, 2018 | 7:09 pm

Santiago gets a Botanical Garden

D. Medina, Francisco Dominguez plant a tree.

Santiago.-  President Danilo Medina on Mon. headed ribbon-cutting for the first stage of Santiago’s Botanical Garden , developed on more than 650,000 square meters.

It features over 12 kilometers hiking trails and bike paths, protected by a storm fence and round-the-clock security, the Environment Ministry said a statement.

It said more than 100,000 trees of hundreds of species have been planted and are fully developed.

“In a few months the Botanical Garden will have other spaces such as the Visitor Center, a butterfly house, Freddy’s Corner, gazebos for activities, playground, train for touring, the Japanese Garden and an Event and Convention Center.

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